Jami Carlacio, PhD is a master-certified life coach, writer, writing consultant, and international public speaker. Spending about 25 years in academia as a scholar and professor teaching writing and literature, she has authored several journal articles and book chapters on religion and black female social justice activists. Her most recent book is an edited collection entitled Activism in the Name of God: Religion and Black Feminist Public Intellectuals from the Nineteenth Century to the Present, which is available for pre-order from the University Press of Mississippi. She has also authored a book and a book chapter on the fiction of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison.
In 2018, Jami left the academy to pursue her spiritual calling. She attended Yale Divinity School, graduating in 2021 with a master of divinity degree. She has worked as a chaplain at two CT hospitals and as a university chaplain at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. She is currently pursuing certification as a spiritual director at the Spiritual Life Center in West Hartford, CT.
Jami came to life coaching—or life coaching came to her–after serious contemplation about next steps upon the completion of her most recent hospital chaplaincy position, and Spirit led her here. Jami coaches women who struggle with self-sabotaging behavior, who are re-evaluating their career choices, and who want to develop the self-confidence to choose healthy, affirming personal relationships. She also coaches clients who wish to use writing as a vehicle to express themselves more fully. She brings to her coaching practice her training in sexual assault crisis counseling; social justice chaplaincy; diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism; trauma-informed coaching; and more than 20 years of personal experience in a 12-step recovery program.
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